How I Earned $20,000+ From Blogging / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


How I Earned $20,000+ From Blogging

How do bloggers earn money? Where do they earn their income? Larger influencers tend to make their money when brands come to them directly, but what do you do when you're starting out? What happens if you don't have huge brands reaching out to you via email or social media platforms? How can you earn money when you don't have an enormous following or crazy page views?

I earned $20,000 from my creative blog/social media channels since 2017 & these are some of the networks I used. Each has its own requirements, so be sure to check each one & sign-up if something suits your fancy. Here's to a profitable 2020!

* Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

How I Earned $20,000 From My Blog Since 2017

Social Fabric
Social Native
Amazon Affiliates

Blogging is just one of my income streams. It's important to have multiple income streams. You never know how one month is going to fare compared to the next. Find multiple ways to earn money.

Take Reese Witherspoon for example. You may have seen her in Big Little Lies, Sing, or Hot Pursuit. She gets paid to act, we know that. But she also has a lifestyle brand Draper James that sells clothing, handbags, jewelry, & home accents. She established the production company, Pacific Standard. She was a global ambassador for Avon. I mean, she has a lot going on. That's business. She doesn't rely on just one income stream.

Increase your creative blog income this year!


  1. Love this! Some of those links I haven't even heard of so thank you! 😊

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing on how you make income. us bloggers are always looking for strategies to make additional income to support ourselves.

  3. Great post and advice! I've constantly had different side hustles and ways to earn income!

  4. Income streams is something I have seriously been thinking about over the last few months! I love the Reese Witherspoon example. Something I realised since becoming self-employed is that it is possible to have lots of different projects. Unlike in a regular job where you simply just to go that workplace.

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  5. Good info. I have a lot to learn!

  6. Congrats girl! You're killing it!


  7. I love that you share where your income comes from in an effort to help other bloggers! I think that's super generous sharing your sources!

  8. Yes! I also believe in multiple income sources, so much fun too to work with your different passions. One for the future! Xx

  9. Thank you for sharing this great information. Multiple income streams are necessary in this day and age.

  10. Great post!! Thank you for the recommendations. I am in the process of building my blog and really appreciate this info.

  11. thank you for this! I quit my job last year to be a Blogger and TV Host full time and it's been tough but so important to have different side hustles!

  12. Thank you, Emily! Hope you're having a wonderful 2018! How have your blog goals been so far?

  13. Yay I LOVE to hear that!!! How have your blog goals been going in 2018, Morgan? :]

  14. Absolutely! Passion is key. How have your blog goals been going in 2018? :]

  15. Eeeek thank youuuu! How have your blog goals been going in 2018? :]

  16. Thanks Jennifer. How about you? How have your blog goals been in 2018? :]

  17. I'm still in the beginning stages but all has gone up and I made my first USD 2 with affiliate marketing LOL. Turning my web site around to become an income generating one is an eye opener that I was never really aware of or thought I could do it and now I'm getting there slowly!


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